Hill­walk­ers led to safety in Cairn­gorms

Evening Express (City Final) - - Front Page -

MOUN­TAIN res­cuers led three miss­ing walkers and their dogs to safety in Cairn­gorms Na­tional Park to­day. Aberdeen, Brae­mar and Tay­side moun­tain res­cue teams, plus a he­li­copter were in­volved in the call-out to the Glen­shee Hills.

The alarm was raised shortly af­ter 8pm yes­ter­day and the group was found in the early hours of this morn­ing. De­spite low cloud and high winds ham­per­ing the work, the teams made their way off the hill at around 3.30am. Aberdeen Moun­tain Res­cue Team (AMRT) said the search cen­tred around Broad Cairn. An AMRT spokesman said: “Team mem­bers lo­cated and es­corted the miss­ing per­sons and their ca­nine friends off the hill to the wait­ing ve­hi­cles.”

A Brae­mar Moun­tain Res­cue Team spokesman said: “The walkers were lo­cated in early hours of to­day on Broad Cairn and as­sisted to res­cue ve­hi­cles.”

A Po­lice Scot­land spokes­woman said: “We re­ceived a call at about 8.10pm yes­ter­day to three adults who had lost their way. Moun­tain res­cue was con­tacted and they were walked back down the hill.”

PIC­TURE COUR­TESY OF BRAE­MAR MOUN­TAIN RES­CUE

SEArch: The walkers were found in the early hours of this morn­ing.

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